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    November 1, 2012
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in montana, late this morning, local police officers near belt, montana, tried to effect a traffic stop. there was a lookout on his face, car, and license plat. the traffic stop was not affective. the guy speeded away and lawmen say he tossd two pipe bombs at them during the chase. three homes around here were pipe bombs early tuesday morning. he then fled the vehicle on foot with a handgun and didn't get around. he was captured and is in a jail cell in montana. we're learning more about lawrence allen stewart ii, the 25-year-old local man. he has run a website for awhile and this website, he recently posted the following statement. he was bitterly unhappy about a protective order issued for him at the courthouse just a building behind me. a couple of buildings behind me. and he complainted about the injustice around here. with all of the lies and dirty dealings, he wrote on his website, i feel like i don't have a chance for justice.
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at this point, i might as well commit some crimes. if i am to be blamed for wrong doing, i should at least have some fun and do whatever i want without regard. once again, the local man want sort of a national manhunt is in custody in montmontery hope o bring you more later on with an update. >> john henrehan in tonight. five days until election day. neither presidential campaigns are letting sandy wipe out the supporters ' enthusiasm. president obama and mitt romney back on the trail, turning up the heat. tom fitzgerald joins us live in the newsroom. tom. >> reporter: it's been a bit of a difficult dance for the romney campaign. trying to press their case in
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this election, they have to back off some of the harshest attacks from the president in the wake of the storm. the gloves are back off. the president and mitt romney dove into the campaign with full steam today. in roanoke, virginia, mitt romney met with supporters telling them -- telling them he is confident they will end the president next tuesday and presume amine while, was out on the campaign trail the first time this, we rallying in wisconsin before heading off to nevada and colorado. >> governor romney has been using all of the talent as a salesman to dress up those very same policies that failed our country so badly. the same policies we have been cleaning up after the past four years. >> and we came up with an idea last week, which is he's going to create the department of business. i, i don't think adding a new
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chair in his new cabinet will help to add millions of jobs on main street. i -- >> reporter: it's completely back to normal, though. the president and governor romney are mixing in portions of the stump speeches with requests to ask people to donate to hurricane relief. some of the organizations, they have asked people to contribute to are like the american red cross and the salvation army. >> tom fitzgerald tonight. voters in virginia being asked to choose a new senator to replace webb. tim kaine asked how he differs from george all own energy. >> the difference is i support alternatives and he does not. he radicules wind and solar and other alternative investments, and i say they're the energy investments of the future.
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>> cape is confident he will represent all of the votes in the senate. allen has given his own sizeable loan in the race. he loaned $500,000 this week. cane has outraised allen in every fund raising period, spending $9.5 million on advertising. allen's complain is not commenting on a subassistantual loan. moreitol -- substantial loop. more politics focus on local and national candidates and the issues during the final days of the campaign. more incredible images out of new york tonight. a new york journalist decided to bike across lower manhattan to document the damage. he and a friend strapped on their light blinkers, waterproof gear and helmet spending four hour riding across town. disturbing. disturbing video posted online shows a man beaten by a group of men during a hurricane. the 21-year-old victim attacked by at least five others and
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appears he was quack home. straight ahead, a federal audit re. it feels like a -- a federal odd it. >> and it feels like the low 50s out there. i will let you know how things are looking tomorrow and the weekend with your full forecast in moments. scott, what is coming up in sports. >> well, sue, it's the midway point of the redskins season and a new-or-never message. plus, the latest on deangelo hall's status for sunday's game. the league office spoke straight ahead in the news edge. edge. . >> jeff you have a story idea, call the tipline at 202-895- 3,000. e-mail them at www.myfoxdc.com. 
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president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years:
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making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. . the storm is passed, but the work is beginning in the
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wake of hurricane sandy. the damage widespread, it could be a long time before there is real normalcy. the politicians and volunteers are looking to help them get back on their feet. the larger communities are banning together and smaller communities are left waiting for help. craig bosswell is live outside now. i would i margin that is one of the bigger cities getting more attention? -- i would imagine that is one of the bigger cities getting more attention? >> reporter: that's right. moments ago, they reopened, finally, the roads in and out of atlantic city are reopened. here on the island, too and you will probably see cars new driving up and down the road. people are finally getting in to see what remains and what happened to their home. >> i don't ever think it will be a shape. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of new jersey beginning to keep with the devastation caused by sandy. >> and it was a life-and-death situation. it was that bad. >> and no power, no
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electricity, no help. i felt helpless at that point. >> reporter: portions of the beloved jersey shore left in piles of debris, and junk is in eople's driveways. the atlantic city boardwalk most reduced to splintered wood. >> i never saw stuff like this before. i i was scared. >> reporter: motorists are waiting in long lines across the state after sandy leaves gas shortages. the governor is urging his state to stay strong. >> our job has moved from saving lives now to rebuilding them we must work together as soon as possible. that is what people expect of us now. >> reporter: a travel ban is lifted here as well on brigga dean island as l. the governor said that there is an estimated 750,000 to a little over a million people without power just in new jersey and that is down from 2 1/2 million a
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couple of days ago and he's speeding up the timetable now, expecting five or six days to get the majority of people back online, less than the seven to 10 days he was saying yesterday. >> and craig bosswell. first, there were questions about lavish spending on travel and entertainment. now, the metropolitan airport authority facing more criticism and revolves around hiring and contracting. karen gray houston has more. >> reporter: the airport's authority has been under a clouder month -- for months. the inspector general of the transportation department released an interim report on ethics abuses in may. the name of the final report said it all. metropolitan washington airport authority's weak policies and procedures have led to questionable procurement practices, mismanagement practices, and the lack of overall accountable. the airport's authority has a big job running national and dulles airports and overseeing the silver line to dulles rail
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projects. the president and chairman stepped up to comment on this. >> we take the issues and concerns in this report seriously. >> reporter: the audit found an i.t. vice president and his staffers accepted more than 25 free trips from a company with a major contract with the authority. and a human resources . have a good day. p. who was supersizing relatives. >> appears that some of the issues and incidents are a one- time isolated event that occurred in the past and have been dealt with. >> reporter: the authority said it instituted some ethics reforms, including terminating non-competing contracts involving former board members. the audit said it found a culture of lax internal controls that allowed managers to award excessive salaries, unjustified hiring bonuses and ineligible benefits. in a statement, the governor said unfortunately actions on the part of certain board of members, a general lack of
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transparency and accountability and employee misconduct have jeopardized the public's confidence in the authority's ability to ethically manage the critical assets and complete the dulles rail project. >> we will use this report as a tool and in expanding and enhancing our work to increase transparency, strengthen governance, and build renewed public trust. >> reporter: governor mcdonald said the authority must change now. the president and chairman say they are instituting best practices in the industry and to avoid ethics and lack of conflict in the future. more ahead on the news edge. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day,
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we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action
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is responsible for the content of this advertising. when we think no one is looking. pris what we do...ion mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. . super storm sandy might be gone. the work is beginning in new york neighborhoods, dealing with widespread power outages and the aftermath and severe flooding. we sent paul wagner to one of
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the hardest hit areas. paul. >> reporter: i watched the devastation and came to see it here for myself and i'm standing in front of the restaurant where the water came up to about my neck area. it devastated the businesses around here, including nathan's famous, which is just around the corner from here. the ocean is a couple hundred yards that way and where the boardwalk is still in tact, brian, and there is a creek back here and then the two met. the ocean and the croak came in here and gargiulo's restaurant was devastated. let me show you the last day and a half, they have been pumping all of the water out of their basement. take a look inside gargiulo's restaurant and so what five
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feet of water can do. buckled floors, a heavy dose of mud. the basement where all of the space are kept, including thousands of bottles of wine, still under water. anthony russo was inside when the water started pouring in. >> and we ran into the second floor. >> and you say that? >> canels, in the attic, a rocking chair for my mother. >> and all this time, your restaurant was flooded? >> i was watching the water come in. it was devastating. >> reporter: russo said they lost a lot of already-booked business and may have to lay off the staff. at the iconic nathan's hot dogs around the story, the story was not much different. all of the appliances inundated with muddy waters. although the manager declined to comment, it was clear the business had a ways to go before selling hot dogs or posting any eating contest. at tfl party planners, this is what is left. >> we had about -- the order
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here and it was charming. jump shot. >> reporter: the beach is a mess but the boardwalk remained in tact. the beach is that way, brian, a couple hundred yards away from where i'm standing now and there is sand all over the road here and that mixes up with other material and debris and you have a lot of mud here on the ground. as far as the power is concerned, the power's coming back in places on this street. the power is on and i can look at that way and that block completely block. is there is -- completely blocked. there is still a lot to be done. what a mess. back to you. >> what a mess. in hoboken, new jersey, an 11-year-old girl decided to give her neighbors something they needed, an electricity. she set up a charging station nicknamed lucy's internet cafe. it was the only place they could charge their phones to call loved ones. >> why don't we have other people who don't have power
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charge their electronics like their phones,. >> i joy pads, laptops, whatever they need charged while most of the up to has no power. >> instead of charging for the station, the teen asked anyone who could to donate money to the red cross. great idea. >> it sure is. >> and have a festival coming up in. >> festival time, and this is going to feature russian and eastern european goodies, brian, and this is a good one. this is at saint mark orthodox church in river road in bethesda. they'll be serving lunch and dinner the next few days and can you get thing like beef stroganoff, borche, baklav a -- i feel like i can speak several languages all homemade and they have a takeout window river road inethes aboutda -- bethesda and this has me feeling like eating, this weather. >> no doubt. >> and let's look at the live
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shot. and enjoy the fact that we can see a bit. the sun is still going down after 6:00 and have our twilight. this is the weekend the time changes and by this time next week, we will have been dark for an hour and on sunday, sunset time is at 5:04. the clouds have been stubborn to leave today and they will be tomorrow. that is what we're seeing at this hour and that is an intermittent wipe on the windshield wiper and still a piece of energy rotating around the trough that has trapped our super storm sandy here. it's trying to get out of the area and is making only slow progress. there was a little bit of sunshine in far western west virginia and ohio and far southwestern virginia. but we probably have one more day with the clouds and some breaks for sun in the afternoon. that is what we can see here across much of the rest of the country. another big storm system to watch.
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it's coming into the pacific and we'll talk about why that might be an important player for us next week here when we look at our accuweather seven- day forecast. our temperature right now, 52 degrees and this is going to be another cool night. we're in the 40s to our north and west. so, a couple of spots even colder than that and, of course, the low 40s keeping that mountain snow in tact and you get up above 3,000 feet through west virginia. we have had a lot of snow up there. going to be slow to melt that down. some of it is measuring up and over 36 inches. this is the trough of low pressure, keeping the remnants of sandy stuck and keeping the cool conditions and the clouds. we believe that is going to get a move on tomorrow and for the weekend. not much sun tomorrow. a break or two maybe if we're lucky. sunnier this weekend and not necessarily warmer but some upper 50s opposed to the lower 50s we have had. this is the future cast. can you see the sunshine developing as we go into friday. now, we think this might be overly optimistic. this is so slow to move on out.
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weekends should feature more sunshine. very late sunday and into monday. we're going have a piece of energy trying to round the bend here and next week might be another storm to keep an eye on. a coastal storm. a typical november -like storm, and we keep an eye on that because we're worried b first of all, election day and our friends at the coast who don't need to see anything else coming up the coast at this point and we'll talk about that coming up here on the news edge. the politics show what you have been doing here, brian. tomorrow, 52 degrees. saturday, sunnier and 54. the time changes this weekend return to standard time. you set your clocks back one hour before saturday night. sunday and monday, not bad. again, right now, we're keeping election day dry here and have a storm to watch. might be too far out to see to give us rain. we might have to watch it for the friends in new york city and new england and see what they get out of that one. >> all right. >> and talk about that in a few minutes. the rescheduled 26th annual dupont high heel races kicks
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off in a few hours. it happens the tuesday before halloween was cancelled. the race goes down on 17th street between pns and northwest at 9:00. coming up, the skins need to step it up or shut up. what is adam laroche's future with the nationals. next. they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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. according to reports, the commissioner's office has delivered the verdict on deangelo hall and the good news for the quarterback. he will not be suspended for his confrontation with the referee last sunday. instead, hall gets slapped with a fine, a warning, and now the responsibility of stopping cam newton this week. that last one might be the harshest. the secondary hasn't had much luck of stopping any quarterback this season, much less the stylings of newton. the team is halfway through the season with a disappointing record of 3-5. mike shanahan said he needs a better performance from the squad in
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the second half and that is starting have with veterans like hall. >> and this is where normally the football teams were taken over -- taking over by the veterans. you expect the guys to play at a higher level, even with some experienced guys. you expect them to get the most out of the players that may not have played at the highest level they can and these are, you know, step up or shut up and you have to get it done. >> i think we're a better team, our record shows and -- i think we can be easily 5-3 and 6-2 but, you know, we're not there right now and that is reality. >> the nationals 98-win season and a division title. the last thing you want to do is rock the boat. keeping the team in tact means ponying up the cash. the pitcher have declined one- year options on the contracts, meaning they will become free agents. the reason being, they feel they ask can score multiyear
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deals and the nats extended their end of the option to both guys and laroche is coming off of a 33-run home run, and not to mention a gold glove award earlier this week. both players maintain they would like to remain in washington and hope to reach terms that both sides can agree on. to the pitch, d.c. unite side getting ready to open up the play-offs at home on saturday against the new york red bulls, which was originally scheduled to start in new york. clearly the storm has made that difficult. so, our guys say hey, why don't you come to our place first, a nice gesture, of course, and as they say, one good turn deserves another. >> we're talking karma here? >> reporter: don't know. >> -- i don't know. >> we have a lot of catching up to do. i don't know if this is going to put me over the top. i don't know. i think we're doing it for the right reasons and there is something good out of that and
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i think both teams feel the good will in this and it will probably go out of the window once the whistle blows, but that is great. that is what we want. we want an energetic, passionate game and series in between d.c. and new york. it's going to be great. >> game one, saturday at 8:00 at rfk stadium. that is sports. brian? >> thank you, scott. ou, scott. let's look at the forecast. sue? >> we're talking about a drier, sunnier weekend. don't forget the clocks will be changing. we return to standard time. you set your clocks back one hour saturday night. enjoy the extra sleep. >> thank you, sue. now you have the news edge. back here in a few minutes. anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they...
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reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option